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artisan fayre tamborine mountain

Want a perfect day out on beautiful Tamborine Mountain? Do your Christmas shopping  and buy hand crafted unique gifts? The artisan fayre is for you.  Check their FB event for more details and yes, pj pottery will be there with teapots and some cute new surprises that will make lovely gifts.  

9am to 4pm Sunday 17 November

Artisan Fayre 2019

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4 days to go!

bags are packed, last firing hot in the kiln ready to be unpacked… teapots galore! Finders Keepers is a beautiful curated Australian designer market. I am stoked to have a stall (G07) again this year. I’ll be situated near the south east entrance, near the food vendors – very handy.

fk sm A4 2019

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a real taste of noosa

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SUPER chuffed to be invited to make two individually handcrafted dinner sets for this wonderful foodie event at The Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy.

Check out A Real Taste of Noosa to book your ticket and go home with a happy full belly and your own  ceramic dinner set, you may even get mine!

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new year, new directions

so…here we are in 2019, with loads of plans and fresh new year’s resolutions. PJ Pottery has recently moved from the Sunshine Coast to the Mt Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland so the set up of the new studio has been all consuming but – we are nearly there!

The big news is the XX FACTOR exhibition at the Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy, if you’re around  come in, say hi, buy a piece or two.

The concept behind the XX Factor exhibition was designed to shine a light on the extraordinary talent of the Sunshine Coast region’s women ceramic artists, dedicated to their unique creativity and that mighty XX factor. The rationale for the theme to create works of scale and gusto over half a metre in size was to unify the display, offer a challenge to the participating women artists and create a spectacular exhibition. 

Initiated and driven by ceramicist, Nicci Parry-Jones – who will co-curate the exhibition at the BFAC – this show will coincide with International Women’s Day 2019 (7 March) with generous support from WINDO and the Noosa Regional Council through  a grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund.  The XX Factor exhibition opens 3pm Sunday 3 March at the Butter Factory Arts Centre, 11A Maple St, Cooroy, Qld. This will be the official opening of 3 exhibitions to celebrate women artists from the region, more details here.

XX Factor exhibition flyer

 

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i’m in love

TEAPOTS are a challenge and a joy to create, I feel honoured to be part of the November Finders Keepers design market in Brisbane with a stall of my handmade teapots and I’m in a frenzy of making. Thought I’d share part of the process…

teapot making

teapots are made in separate parts – body, spout, lid and handle – and put together once the clay has firmed up a little to a ‘leather hard’ state. Once constructed they need to dry slowly to avoid cracking of the individual components and then they are bisque fired, glazed and fired again.

Opening the kiln at the end of this quite long process is a huge reason I love pottery,  it’s like opening a treasure chest – every time!

 

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noosa open studios

 

It is finally here! 2018 Noosa Open Studios and PJ Pottery can be purchased at our pop up gallery at French and Gorgeous Cafe for 3 days only Thursday 23 Aug to Saturday 25 Aug from 9-4 daily

Come say hi, buy some beautiful handcrafted art, have a bite to eat, enjoy chatting with the artists.

 

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pop up gallery in french and gorgeous cafe

 

 

I am very happy to be part of the Noosa Open Studios in August with 5 other local artists at French and Gorgeous Cafe, Cooroy. Mark it on your calendar, it is a wonderful art adventure once a year with over 60 of the region’s artists and multiple galleries involved.

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